Thursday 27 April 2017

Quirky Birds

Quirky Birds

Hi There!

I'm here today with 
Claire Jackson
and no Month Challenge
in sight. haha!

Today Claire is going
to show us how to
get some uninterrupted
crafting time:

"Take a door hanger

and paint it with two layers of 
PaperArtsy snowflake paint, 
drying in between

Build up the background with 
opaque colours first.

 I used blue oyster and china and 
then lightened it with more snowflake

Add translucent colours over the top 
so that your base layer still shows through. 
I went with limelight and southern skies 
and blended with a little snowflake in the centre

Sponge snowflake paint through the 
arrows stencil and dry thoroughly

Replace the stencil so that it does 
not quite match up with the white arrows
 and sponge translucent colours over the top. 
This will give the effect of shadows and depth. 
Add some stamping in paint and when dry 
highlight some areas with a white pen

Add stamping in black and ensure it’s 
completely dry by heat setting it. 
Add more white highlights

Stamp the bird image several times on 
tissue paper and heat set. 

The great thing about tissue paper is that 
you can turn it over and reverse the images 
so that the bird is going in the 
opposite direction. 

Paint the back of the images in white.

Colour the images. 

I used a combination of permanent markers 
for vibrancy and pencil for shading.

 Tear around the images

Cover the hanger in a layer of gel medium 
a section at a time and add the tissue images. 

Cover the tissue with more gel medium and 
gently massage it into the tissue so that it 
becomes transparent

Print out the words, cut out, decorate the edges 
and adhere to the hanger. 

Add shading to the edge of the hanger. 
I used blueberry Gelato and blended 
it with a babywipe

Now there's no excuse for anyone getting 
covered in sparkle unexpectedly when 
they interrupt me in the craft room!"

snowflake, blue oyster, china, limelight, southern skies
Tim Holtz layered stencil: arrows
PaperArtsy stamps: Seth Apter 01
Versafine: onyx black
Tissue Paper
Collage Medium: matte
Faber-Castell Gelatos: blueberry

From Stash:

Sharpie marker and white paint pen
Coloured pencils
Black and white gel pen

Love those quirky birds they're
such fun and thank you Claire
for showing us your really fun
door hanger

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Great door hanger Claire, fab colours too xx

    1. Thank you. The birds scare me a little bit!!

  2. Love it Claire even if the birds are a bit weird. Great fun piece. Angela xxx

  3. Love, love this fun and beautiful creation!!! Well done Claire. And these quirky birds look fantastic! xx


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